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Bridges to Contemplative Living: Seeing That Paradise Begins Now

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 7, 2017


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With Rosalyn Falcon Collier

Tuesdays, January 10th to March 7th, 2017, 1 to 3 PM, Rock House

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Book eight

Seeing That Paradise Begins Now

  1. Introduction

  2. The Ecology of Paradise

  3. Entering Paradise: The Pilgrimage to Human Kindness

  4. The Heart’s Eden: Discovering Jesus

  5. Discovering Paradise Within Communities of Forgiveness

  6. Final Integration 1: Contemplative Living as Inner Experience

  7. Final Integration 2: The Loss of Self in Full Ripeness

  8. Final Integration 3: Contemplative Living & Peacemaking

  9. A Transforming Vision of Love’s True Horizons

At each session we will:
– Begin with quieting our minds by using the Psalms
– Spend time listening and reflecting on the voice of Thomas Merton
– Take time to write down our personal reflections
– Gather in small group discussion
– Open ourselves to the voice of another wisdom figure
– Close with prayer

Rosalyn Falcon Collier

is co-founder of the San Antonio peaceCENTER, 1995 and founder and member of the Women on Pilgrimage Retreat at St Anthony de Padua since 1997. A native San Antonian,  she is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC, 1990 and has led local meditation groups in Catholic parishes since 1997.  Through OST Rosalyn recently  co-facilitated theCalled Back to the Well Spiritual Renewal Program 2009.  She has been a co-facilitator for the People of Pilgrimage Contemplative Retreats. She is a spiritual director and mediator and facilitates skillshops on nonviolence and transformative mediation.  Rosalyn and Jim have been married for 45+ years, they have two children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

For information, to register by phone,
or pay by check, please  call Brenda at
(210) 341-1366 ext. 212



February 21
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Rock House
285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
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(210) 341-1366 ext 212